An investigator with the East Baton Rouge Coroner's Office now has a letter of reprimand for mistaking the city's first homicide of the year as an overdose.
Funeral workers later discovered the man died of a gunshot wound.
The investigator, identified as W. Shane Tindall, is an experienced member of the coroner's office staff and has a background in law enforcement, according to a report by The Advocate.
A homicide investigation is underway.
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